Chapter: Pi Beta Phi- ΠΒΦ
Values: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others and Sincere Friendship
Philanthropy: Read > Lead > Achieve
Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
Founded at UD in: 2016
Chapter Instagram: @udpiphi
Involvement: The sisters of Pi Beta Phi have a program called Champions are Readers (CAR), where every Friday sisterss carpool to local schools and read to children, to help them begin to learn how to read themselves. The Pi Phi sisters also host SurPHIvor, a mini-game philanthropy event where all Greek Life chapters compete to figure out who is the SurPHIvor. These women also host a volleyball tournament called Arrow spike to raise money for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, open for all chapters to participate. The sisters of Pi Phi also set up Lemonade for Literacy, where they set up a Lemonade stand and put the proceeds toward buying books for students who need them through the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, and Lollipops for Literacy, where sisters hand our lollipops with facts about literacy to help spread awareness of illiteracy within the USA. The Pi Phi women also have accomodated to the virtual time period with virtual philanthropy events, such as Bingo and Trivia Night.
Sisterhood: This Pi Beta Phi chapter is special because of its extremely strong sisterhood. Sisters of Pi Phi can always reach out to any other sister in the chapter, and will always be welcomed with open arms, and supported with Pi Phi Love. These sisters are all super friendly, funny, and accepting women, who cherish their sisterhood beyond anything else. Every event, serious or not, ends up being a blast with the hilarious and fun-loving personalities in this chapter, where everyone can be their true selves. Their bonds are for life, and this is where they all meet their future bridesmaids and forever friends.
Words from the Chapter President: "Pi Beta Phi is so much more than just a sorority and goes wayyy beyond our 4-years at college. We are women who are working together to positively change the world and make a difference in the community around us. I consider everyone in this chapter to be my family, and can proudly say I love to a part of such a supportive chapter who is there for you no matter what."
Shannon Keller, Chapter President
HEAR IT FROM THE SISTERS:
"My chapter has given me an amazing group of girls that I get to call my Pham! They are truly my support system and I do not know what I would do without them! I’ve become a better person through the connections I have formed with my gbig, big, aunt, cousin, and my little! We text everyday and I love being able to go to them for anything, whether it’s a mental health struggle or which shirt I should wear that day. PPLAM!"
-Sarina Simpson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
"Going Pi Phi is one of the best choices I have made in college so far. It's hard to put into words how much these girls mean to me. They have supported me without hesitation through some of the hardest times in my life. They are selfless, brave, kind, intelligent, hilarious, and beautiful inside and out. They are servant leaders on and off campus, always involved in other clubs, research opportunities, or study abroad trips! The sisters of Pi Phi have made my life better just for being in it, and I feel so lucky to be a part of a chapter that accepts and loves me for who I am while always encourages me to be my best self."
-Maddi Alt, Director of Recruitment Events